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Record Number: 580


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

One afternoon, very near the end, she begged to have "Crossing the Bar" read; and while the reader, painfully keeping her voice steady, repeated the last lines, the listener fell suddenly into a calm sleep."

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between May 1897 and 25 Jun 1897

Country:

n/a

Time

daytime: afternoon

Place:

n/a

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

passive in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Annie Coghill

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

Margaret Oliphant


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

Crossing the Bar

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

580

Source:

Print

Author:

Margaret Oliphant

Editor:

Annie Coghill

Title:

The Life and Letters of Mrs M.O.W. Oliphant

Place of Publication:

Leicester

Date of Publication:

1974

Vol:

n/a

Page:

439

Additional Comments:

Editorial commentary by Mrs Harry Coghill, Mrs Oliphant's cousin

Citation:

Margaret Oliphant, Annie Coghill (ed.), The Life and Letters of Mrs M.O.W. Oliphant (Leicester, 1974), p. 439, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=580, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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